As part of the agreement, a precision cancer research and treatment institute will be created at the Windber facilities.
BioServe touts the repository as the "the largest resource of high-quality biosamples for the life science industry" and claims that researchers can access it to garner biosamples from "most any major diseases."
The firm has started the BioServe Network with partners including Fox Chase, Windber, UMass, and the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities.
BioServe will supplement its clinical-grade biospecimens in its Global BioRepository with biosamples from the Windber Research Institute's Tissue Bank.
Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.
The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.
The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.
In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.